The British Library is delighted to announce the 2022 Panizzi Lecture series which will be given by Jeffrey Hamburger on Drawing Conclusions: Diagrams in Medieval Art and Thought.
This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access. Take a look behind the scenes with the British Library curators of Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens, as they talk about the process of putting together this extraordinary exhibition. Join Andrea Clarke and Karen Limper-Herz to findContinue reading “Online Lecture: Elizabeth and Mary – Curators Talk, British Library via Zoom, 16th February 2022, 19:30-20:30 GMT”
The British Library has announced a new exhibition, Gold, which will run from 20 May to 2 October 2022. Gold has long held the power to dazzle and ignite feelings of wonder. This new exhibition will take visitors on a journey to over 20 countries to discover how gold has been used to embellish andContinue reading “Exhibition: ‘Gold’, British Library, London, 20 May – 2 October 2022, tickets available in February 2022”
Eyob Derillo (British Library): ‘Introduction to the Ethiopian manuscripts in the British Library’s collection’
Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities that they lived in.
We have been hard at work here at the British Library and we are excited to share with you a brand new list of Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks. You can currently view on Digitised Manuscripts no less than 1,943 manuscripts and documents made in Europe before 1600, with more being added all the time. For a full list of what is currently available, please see this PDF Download Digitised MSS January 2018.
A reminder for PhD students with research interests relating to the ancient, medieval and early modern worlds: the British Library’s Doctoral Open Day for our pre-1600 collections will take place on 5 February 2018. The day is aimed at first-year doctoral students who would like to learn more about finding and using our collection materialContinue reading “Workshop: Doctoral Students Open Day at the British Library – Pre-1600 Collections, 5 February 2018”
The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200 A new project is underway to open up further the unparalleled collections of illuminated manuscripts held by the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In a ground-breaking new collaborative project the national libraries ofContinue reading “New Illuminated Manuscript Digitisation Project with British Library & BnF: Polonsky Foundation”
Click here for the Conference Programme To mark the completion of the third phase of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project and the launch of the Greek Manuscripts Online web resource, the British Library is hosting a one-day conference devoted to Greek Manuscripts on 19 September, 2016. Confirmed participants include Sebastian Brock (Oxford), Charalambos Dendrinos (RoyalContinue reading “Conference: Greek Manuscripts in the British Library, British Library Conference Centre, 19 September 2016”
English Fourteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Library London, British Library Conference Centre Monday, 1 December 2014 The British Library is pleased to announce an AMARC conference to celebrate the launch of Lucy Freeman Sandler’s book Illuminators and Patrons in Fourteenth-Century England: The Psalter Hours of Humphrey de Bohun and the Manuscripts of the Bohun Family. Details areContinue reading “Conference: English Fourteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Library”